Just making a few changes and keeping some things in mind during the course of your day will really make a difference in your eating habits…
Tip #1 – Drink lots of water! Not only does drinking lots of water help your body from retaining fluids, it helps you feel more full and you won’t have as many hunger pangs.
Tip #2 – Eat Slowly! You have to give your body time to realize that it’s full. Ever feel so hungry you eat really fast and then when you are done you feel like collapsing? That’s because you ate too much because you didn’t give your brain enough time to tell your body you are full!
Tip #3 – Instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches, use mustard. Mayonnaise has alot of unhealthy fat that you can skip.
Tip #4 – Keep healthy snacks around the house like almonds, low fat Jell-O, fruit, cottage cheese, popcorn (watch the salt and butter), baby carrots, low-fat yogurt, protein bars, and celery with all-natural peanut butter.
Tip #5 – You’ve watched what you’ve eaten all week. Give yourself a meal during the weekend to eat whatever you want! This is called a “cheat meal” — it keeps you sane and keeps you from binging on unhealthy foods during the week.
Tip #6 – Eat 5-6 smaller meals instead of 3 big meals during the day. When you do eat you will feel less hungry, plus keeping your body constantly supplied with food will keep your metabolism rate up!
Tip #7 – Use whole wheat products for your pasta and bread. Eat brown rice instead of white. There is alot more fiber in these products and digests slower keeping your blood sugar levels from spiking too much!
Tip #8 – Stop drinking soft drinks completely! They are loaded with sugar. When you feel like drinking a soft drink choose the diet ones.
Tip #9 – Try to eat vegetables with as many meals as possible. They are extremely nutrient-dense and will help you feel more full.
Tip #10 – Take Fish Oil Supplements. They will give you plenty of healthy fats that your body needs.